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March 11, 2019
Log Cabins and a Giveaway! from The Sassy Quilter

Log Cabins!


Aren’t they so fun? I live in one so I am a little biased:)

I bought this quilt kit from Fat Quarter Shop HERE and am slowly working my way through these blocks. 

The fabric line used is Smitten by Bonnie and Camille for MODA Fabrics.

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Sweet Escape is a Thimble Blossoms pattern by  Camille Roskelley.

Log Cabin blocks are not super quick, but do look awesome when your done.

I just love these sweet fabrics.

This will be the first entire quilt I have made with just log cabin blocks.  

It finishes at 80 x 80 ...

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February 13, 2019
How to work with Textured Backgrounds from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Solid backgrounds work well in quilts but have you tried a textured background? We did a post about white backgrounds using Bella Solids from our favorite Moda designers and, with the recent influx of cross weaves and linens, wanted to do a follow up to that […]

The post How to work with Textured Backgrounds appeared first on The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog.

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January 4, 2019
Quilty Resolutions you can get on board with in 2019! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s officially the start to 2019 and the new year brings new resolutions! Whether your resolution is to finish your unfinished objects of 2018, organize your sewing area, or discover new projects, here are some quilty new year’s resolutions we got from our quilty friends that you can get on board with this year! Be sure to read to the bottom to see the details about a New Year’s Resolution GIVEAWAY.

2019 Quilty New Year’s Resolutions

1. Repurpose your scraps – Rather than store the scraps from your quilt in your stash, give your hand at transforming ...

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December 30, 2018
A Tumbler quilt for my sewing room from Carried Away Quilting

A few weeks ago I told you about a new project I was starting, a Tumbler quilt. I’m pleased to share the final result with you, a sweet little quilt for my sewing room. She’s a super cute complement to the Lone Star quilt I shared with you last spring.

While the Lone Star quilt hangs above my cutting table (a DIY project made by my husband and me), the new Tumbler quilt is displayed in an opposite corner of the room where I can see her from my sewing machine. I’ve used an old yard stick ...

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FQS Rewind: The Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2018! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve been counting down to the New Year on our Instagram and Facebook with the 2018 Fat Quarter Shop Rewind! This year’s rewind consisted of the top 10 YouTube videos of the year (check out the entire playlist here). If you are not subscribed to our YouTube channel yet, be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay up to date with all things FQS. We even have channel membership where you can view exclusive content (outside of our regular content on our channel) and behind the scenes!

Here is the full list of all of our top videos ...

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October 17, 2018
2018 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes – Have you entered?? from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The 2018 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes is already halfway done! This is our biggest giveaway yet where we are giving away 15 prize boxes, each valued at $500. We will have a total of 15 WINNERS and are giving away a total value of $7500! To see all the details of our sweepstakes, be sure to check out our 2018 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes blog post HERE.

If you have not filled out our short Google Form Survey to enter, be sure to do that today! The form will close on October 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. We ...

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October 3, 2018
2018 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Fall 2018 Quilt Market is almost here and we can barely contain our excitement! To celebrate, we are hosting our biggest giveaway to date, the 2018 Mega Quilt Market Sweepstakes!

We have partnered with some of our quilty friends, designers and manufacturers to bring you not one, not two but 15 buckets valued at $500 each!

The 2018 Sweepstakes will start now, October 1, and will end Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. We will announce our 15 lucky winners on October 31, 2018 on our blog and social media so be sure to keep a keen ...

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September 18, 2018
Swoon Sixteen Quilt Along & Contest from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

pile of Swoon Sixteen quilts
a big pile to Swoon (Sixteen) over

We’re absolutely Swooning over Camille’s Patterns! The Swoon Design is a signature pattern of Camille Roskelley and truly made the quilting world take notice of her pattern company Thimble Blossoms! The Swoon Sixteen Quilt, a sibling of her original Swoon pattern, packs in sixteen 16-inch Swoon blocks made from 16 Fat Quarters!  (I wonder how she came up with that name LOL!)  She was nice enough to film a Swoon Sixteen tutorial with us, and it launched another quilt along/contest, the Swoon Along! We would like you to make the ...

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August 27, 2018
Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms Favorite Notions from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We were sew happy that we had Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms (and one part of the dynamic fabric designing duo, Bonnie & Camille) come to Fat Quarter Shop to film with us! One of the videos Camille did with us over her favorite notions! Here they are:

Camille’s Favorite Notions Video

  1. Juki Sewing Machine
  2. Bonnie & Camille Smitten Pattern Box
  3. Mint Oh…Sew! Organized Stash ‘n Store
  4. 3.5″ White Dots on Red Embroidery Scissors
  5. Aurifil Thread #MK50-2021
  6. Little House Glass Head Pins
  7. Scotch 3M Tape
  8. Bloc_Loc 6.5″ Half-Square Triangle Square Up Ruler
  9. Sew Together Bag
  10. The Good Life ...

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2018 FQS Summer Book Club – Camille Roskelley from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are on the ninth week of the 2018 Summer Book Club and now we only have two weeks left! This week’s featured author is one of our good friends, Moda fabric designer, and pattern designer Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms!

This week, we are featuring her book, the Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley Quilt Book! This book by Camille Roskelley puts a brand new spin on traditional block quilting in this release. By exploring modern print combinations and employing innovative techniques like supersizing blocks, Roskelley offers a fresh interpretation of classic blocks in 12 achievable projects.

We even ...

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July 26, 2018
2 Weeks Left of the Winterville Quilt Along/Contest! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber


We can’t believe it but we are on the final two weeks of the Winterville Quilt Along/Contest! We are participating in Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms’ Winterville Quilt Along to celebrate the Bonnie & Camille Christmas in July! We love the little house block in Camille’s Winterville Pattern is super versatile and works well in any project.

Camille made her block into a mini quilt:

And Kimberly made hers into a tablerunner:

The great thing about the Winterville Quilt is that it is very Fat Eighth friendly! Kimberly made her tablerunner with a fat eighth bundle and ...

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July 11, 2018
June Sew Sampler box with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends!  I can't believe how quickly this summer is flying by. And I can't believe that it's already July 11 and I’m just now sharing my giddiness over the June Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop. This box is called Block Party, but it sure made me want to throw a sewing room party!Woo hoo!  Look at these goodies!

Until the Sew Sampler box arrived, I had not yet seen Bonnie & Camille’s new Vintage Holiday fabric in person.  It is absolutely darling, in true Bonnie & Camille fashion! Those sweet folks at ...

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July 6, 2018
Winterville Quilt Along/Contest from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Feel at home with the Winterville Quilt by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms! This quilt is super versatile and brings the feeling of home to wherever it’s displayed! We are partnering with Camille to do the Show Us Your Ville Winterville Quilt Along/Contest! We would like you to make the House Block from the Winterville Quilt into a project. You can keep it as a block, a mini quilt, a pillow, or a creation of your own!

Camille made hers into a mini quilt:

And Kimberly made hers into a tablerunner:

The great thing about the Winterville Quilt ...

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March 14, 2018
Workshops and a cancelled Retreat from Janet Ann Creations

February 2018 was a blur for me...
with the passing of my mom ... things seemed to just slow down
even though my schedule had been filled with retreats and workshops...

needing to find my way and my purpose again...
quilting helps.

The Dresden Neighborhood Workshop
put on by my guild ~ SCQG was a blast!
Michelle Banton of Little Pup Designs
was a fabulous instructor!
Using Kim Lapacek's pattern, Mistyfuse and a Dresden ruler
workshop participants created their very own Dresden Neighborhoods! 

Using a cute house fabric for the background and
Cherrywood fabrics for the houses -
This was as far ...

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January 18, 2018
Japanese Swoon Sixteen Quilt from The Cloth Parcel

Welcome to the premiere of our Japanese Swoon Sixteen Quilt, freshly finished and ready to share.  This quilt has been brewing for a long time in the imagination. When we first saw this Tokyo Train Ride fabric from Cotton + Steel at Quilt Market (several years ago), we knew we had to have some.  Then […]

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January 10, 2018
Happy 2018! from A Quilting Sheep

2017 left with me working on the petal quilt. It's set aside for now until I decide if it is done or if I want to try to wrestle this queen size quilt under my needle again and add some more quilting. You can read more about this quilt here and here. No matter what I decide, I already love it!

My favorite Christmas present, an Apple Watch...My hubby is thinking about getting one, too, now that he sees how much I use and enjoy mine. =) 

I will be teaching a few classes at Cotton Creek Mill in ...

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